This is just so so sad.
The X's father was a WWII vet;he was a sick, twisted, miserable excuse for a human being. He was also a retired railroad man-I won't incite a potential war with any good railroad people but I know enough to have a bad feeling about this situation.
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My uncle and his wife inherited it almost 10 years ago. They are very well off financially, but decided they want the money they'll make off the property, so they evicted her.
My grandmother wasn't the best mother when she was young, but she is not a bad person (she raised me for much of my life) and did nothing to deserve this.
Sometimes all people see are dollar signs.
What about ANYTHING--as relates to the mentioned autistic son---gave the daughter the right to transfer a home into HER name while her father was ill and fail to so inform him of the transfer (and REVERSE the transaction) when he recovered?
What about ANY relationship made it okay to withhold that information until the statute of limitations expired?
What made it okay for them to withhold the information that the man did not even own his own house until eviction was threatened?
Sorry. I don't care how intrusive the old man was, vis-a-vis his desire to be involved with his autistic son. Really, NOTHING about that relationship is germane to the situation.
They do not have the right to exploit the man, period. I'm rather shocked at the seeming, "Well,he must've deserved it" attitude.
I watched, hands tied, as my elderly and ill mother was egregiously exploited by her father and an adult nephew. The resources for elder abuse intervention are pathetically limited, and legal recourse grievously inadequate. Make the mistake of trusting the wrong person, and you're screwed, if you're an elder in this country. "Our hands our tied" is a piss-poor excuse; it's time for some REAL changes to be made.